Spreading Our Wings Spring Gala

Mountaineer Montessori is Elevating Education and Appalachia

A fundraising campaign for Mountaineer Montessori School

At Mountaineer Montessori School, children are free to fly!

Our child-centered approach to education fosters learning without limits, offering students the time, space and encouragement to go as far and as high as they can.

Since our school’s founding in 1976, we’ve given wings to an estimated 1,000 children, freeing them to discover their passions, fulfill their unique potential and create stronger communities and a promising future.

SPREADING OUR WINGS, our annual spring fundraiser, will be held Saturday, May 18, 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the Charleston Woman’s Club.  This very special evening will benefit our financial aid, teacher appreciation and specialty programming funds.


Rise to the Occasion!

FLIGHT OF FANCY is a major Mountaineer Montessori fundraiser. We invite our friends to rise to the occasion as we:

  • Celebrate education that elevates

  • Applaud MMS programs and faculty

  • Enjoy dancing to Vinyl Village 

  • Bid on amazing class art projects and an exciting array of silent auction items

  • Enjoy live music, dancing, wine/beer, hors d’oeuvres…and more!

  • Mingle with old friends and new

  • Lift up the next generation of business and community leaders, innovators and creators, dreamers and doers


Your sponsorship lifts us up!

MMS is pleased to offer a wide range of exclusive education investment opportunities to our SPREADING OUR WINGS partners.

We invite you to make a splash with a unique themed sponsorship…. bluebird to hummingbird! Your partnership in this high-profile, unique event will showcase your commitment to West Virginia’s children to thousands throughout our region through a sustained marketing campaign and provide critical support to MMSContributions to MMS, a 501(c)(3) organization are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

See our Sponsorship Menu

Individual tickets:

Individual reservations start at $85 per person (prices increase May 1) and include:
• Admission to the most uplifting party of the year
• Beer/wine and hors d'oeuvres
• Live music and creative entertainment
• Tax-deductible contribution
• Affirmation of your support of of students, teachers and school

MMS is elevating our students, community and world!

Mountaineer Montessori serves 140 students ages 3-14 in Charleston, West Virginia — the heart of Appalachia.  Our mission is to elevate our students and region with forward-thinking, 21st century-aligned education that nurtures tomorrow’s problem solvers, creators, entrepreneurs and community builders…a new generation that will lead the way to a brighter tomorrow and a better world.

MMS is a community-based non-profit organization created in 1976 to unlock the potential of West Virginia’s children through the scientifically-based, time-tested, child centered approach to education pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori. We receive no government funding. Our operations are funded solely by tuition, foundation and business partnerships, and personal donations.

Community support helps keep our program accessible to the growing number of families seeking access to high-quality alternatives to one-size-fits-all schools. Enrollment has grown 83 percent over the past five years and we are currently unable to enroll all applicants due to space and financial constraints.

SPREADING OUR WINGS provides critical funding for financial aid, teacher training and classroom materials and programs, and help us continue to grow a world-class education option in our region.

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